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Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:31 pm

So has anybody replaced the battery in their iPod ? Specifically the iPod touch. How ugly of job is it and whats a good source for the batteries. I poked around online a bit and found a few places selling them but don't know how reputable any of the places I found are. Apple wants $79 to replace the battery there is no way I am paying that to fix it.
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Re: Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:11 pm

Didn't you get the memo? You don't replace the battery, you replace the device. After all, it's already obsolete.
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Re: Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:30 pm

Not sure which generation you have, Hance. There are three of them, and there are batteries available for generation 1 and 2 here:

http://www.ifixit.com/iPod-Parts/iPod-Touch

No replacement batteries for gen3 there though. They also have guides for most things including your battery:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Browse/iPod_Touch

Ubergerbil, you're usually much more helpful and much less of a troll, so I'ma let that slide.

edit: I have purchased replacement parts for reviving previously-dead Macs in the past and they've been good to me, but I've not dealt with any iPod part replacements.
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Re: Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:00 pm

that is a very useful site and 14$ for a new battery is not bad at all.
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Re: Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:03 pm

Cool thanks derfunk. Mine is gen 1 its been around for a couple of years and I have abused the hell out of the battery on it. Between being used on a construction site in the dirt, freezing in my truck when its -40 and cooking in the sun in the summer time its a wonder it lasted as long as it did.
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Re: Source for iPod replacement batteries?

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:36 am

Another plug for iFixit, I have used the site a few times. The diagrams on how to take things apart are top notch. Also they give the little plastic tool.

I had to take apart my iPhone 3gs because I had 'fuzz' behind the glass screen. (I keep it in my pocket)
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